Tom Bennett

ResearchEd York 2016 – Get Your Tickets!

It is coming back… after the success of ResearchEd York at Huntington School back in 2013, we are delighted to welcome ResearchEd back on Saturday the 9th of July, 2016. We are developing an exciting line up already and the tickets will no doubt prove hot property! Our keynote speaker this year is Baroness Estelle …

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Training and Retaining Our Teachers

There is continuous talk about the looming crisis of teacher recruitment. It will likely prove the biggest obstacle to school improvement in the coming five years. Clearly, the quality of our education system will not develop if we cannot fill our classrooms with enough good teachers. Recruitment is an issue, no doubt, but we also need an …

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Teachers – ‘Read…Refine…Reflect…Repeat’

A short reading list for your reflection and refinement.   There is a apocryphal tale, attributed often to Abraham Lincoln, though it almost certainly predates America itself, about the value of ‘sharpening your axe‘. The simple moral of the tale is that we need to spend more time sharpening our figurative axes – that is to say …

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NTEN ResearchEd York – Teachers Doing It For Themselves

  I look on the NTEN ResearchEd conference at Huntington School yesterday with a glowing pride. Is there a little confirmation bias attending my feelings? Yes. And who the hell cares! It felt great – and that matters! My evidence – nearly three hundred people: talking, smiling, questioning and debating teaching and research evidence. People …

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